Saturday, January 4, 2020

Michael Stipe: “Drive to the Ocean”

Join us in wishing Michael a very Happy Birthday! 
His new single “Drive to the Ocean” is available exclusively on . 

For 365 days, all of his proceeds from the download will go to @Pathway2Paris.

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Saturday, June 2, 2018

Tony Hadley: Replaced with younger Spandau Ballet frontman; New album

It was revealed Spandau Ballet have found a new frontman.
As word got out that Ross William Wild, 30, will replace Tony, 57, as the new lead singer of the ‘80s hit band, he wrote on Twitter: “At last it's been announced that Ross William Wild is my replacement ... I've known for ages (can't really keep a secret in this business!), but didn't want to spoil the news. So good luck Ross!

He added: "Best wishes, Tone X”
Tone also reached out to his fans on social media by thanking them - and reminding them that his new solo album, Talking To The Moon, will be out in a week: “I can't wait to share new music with you all. Let know which shows you're coming to. Thanks for the continued support.”
Tony quit the band last year and cited “circumstances beyond my control” for his departure, which Steve Norman later called “bulls***”.
The remaining members of the group - including brothers Gary and Martin Kemp - have announced that a new album called The Next Line with the all-new line up will be released on June 6, and Ross will be making his debut appearance in a show at London’s Subterania club on the same day.
Ross previously played Elvis Presley in the West End show, Million Dollar Quartet, which he starred in with Gary.
The band had a No1 hit with True in 1983, then split in 1990 when Tony along with Steve and drummer John Keeble unsuccessfully tried to sue songwriter Gary Kemp over royalties.
The group reunited in 2009 and in 2014 for a tour the next year, before Tony dropped the bombshell that it was all over for the ‘80s crooners once again in 2017.
Happy birthday to Tony who celebrates his birthday on June 2nd.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Morrissey: "All The Young People Must Fall In Love"

"All The Young People Must Fall In Love" (Bob Clearmountain Mix) - 7" clear vinyl was listed for sale at some European sites.

The release date on the Fnac site is set for Apr. 20, 2018.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Johnny Marr: 'Hi Hello' Old Style in New Single

Johnny Marr Says 'Hi Hello' to the Old Style in New Single
- Billboard

Johnny Marr is making a reintroduction to a new world on his latest single “Hi Hello” from his forthcoming third solo record Call The Comet.

‘It was one of the songs that just fell into my hands and mind as I was playing,” Marr tells Billboard. “The tune evoked something natural so I just followed it and it felt like I had to sing something personal, something we might all feel about someone sometime.”

The song loosely follows the overarching concept of the next record, which is informed by an alternate utopian reality, even as Marr looks ahead at a dystopian future. It calls back to some of the former Smiths songwriter’s most instinctive sensibilities with its jangly guitar and gloomy keyboard...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Record Store Day 2018: New Songs From U2, The Alarm, Elvis Costello, Killing Joke...

Record Store Day 2018 Will Bring New Songs From U2, The Alarm, Elvis Costello, Killing Joke & More

Pink Floyd
Piper At The Gates of Dawn (Mono)

The psychedelic debut album by Pink Floyd was their sole album completed with original vocalist/guitarist Syd Barrett and featured the early classic "Interstellar Overdrive" plus
Astronomy Domine, Lucifer Sam and Bike.

The Rolling Stones
Their Satanic Majesties Request

Amongst the song highlights are the beautiful She’s A Rainbow, the powerful, riff-driven Citadel, and the imposingly dark, cosmic rocker 2000 Light Years From Home, with its sinister keyboard effects (courtesy of Brian). It also features Bill Wyman’s debut writing and singing credit on a Stones release – In Another Land.
The pioneering packaging – a ‘lenticular’ sleeve with a 3D-style Michael Cooper image of the band- and the album’s title (a mocking adaptation of the wording, ‘Her Britannic Majesty Requests and Requires…’ on British passports), both confirmed the group’s creative intent and also its satirical attitude.
Colored Splattered Vinyl

The Doors
A special RSD VINYL CLUB edition of The Doors STRANGE DAYS, re-issued on blue/grey swirl vinyl.

Grateful Dead
Fillmore West, San Francisco, CA 2/27/69

Originally released as part of the limited-edition CD boxed, Fillmore West 1969: The Complete Recordings, the Grateful Dead’s Fillmore West, San Francisco 2/27/69 show will be issued on vinyl for the very first time exclusively for Record Store Day 2018. Limited edition 4-LP (8th side etching) set, on 180-gram vinyl.

Jimi Hendrix
"Mannish Boy" b/w "Trash Men"

Recorded at New York City's Record Plant on April 22, 1969, this uptempo reworking of Muddy Waters' "Mannish Boy" marks Jimi Hendrix' first recording session with bassist Billy Cox and drummer Buddy Miles--the trio later became known as Band of Gypsys. First released on Both Sides of the Sky, a new studio album of rare and unissued Hendrix recordings.

Van Morrison
Alternative Moondance

An alternative version of Van Morrison’s landmark studio album Moondance, featuring the alternative versions from the 2013 deluxe edition. Featuring two previously unreleased alternative mixes of “And It Stoned Me” and “Crazy Love”.

The Stooges (Detroit Edition)

previously only available in the USA as a super limited edition release for sale exclusively at the Third Man record stores in Nashville and Detroit.  Includes The Stooges self-titled debut album paired with a bonus LP including material lifted from the deluxe Stooges CD box.

Sundragon Sessions

early mixes for the Ramones second album Leave Home, 1976 previously only available on CD in the 40th Anniversary Edition Leave Home Deluxe Box, and are now appearing for the first time on vinyl!

The Police

Reissue of their second single ‘Roxanne’, the first for A&M Records. Released in April 1978, it was the first single from debut album Outlandos d'Amour.  Controversial in some territories, this seminal favourite was written about a man who falls in love with a prostitute. On re-release in 1979, the song peaked at number 12 on the UK Singles Chart.

David Bowie
Aladdin Sane
Vinyl reissue of Aladdin Sane available on April 20th.
The album debuted at the top of the UK charts and reached No. 17 in America, making it Bowie's most successful album commercially in both countries to that date. Features Panic in Detroit, Cracked Actor, The Jean Genie.

David Bowie
Bowie Now
a rare US only promotional-only LP from 1977 for RSD.
Includes V-2 Schneider, Always Crashing In The Same Car, Sons Of The Silent Age
Breaking Glass, Speed Of Life, Joe The Lion,The Secret Life Of Arabia and more

David Bowie
Welcome To The Blackout (Live in London '78)

previously unreleased 3LP was recorded live at Earls Court, London on the 30th June and 1st July, 1978 by Tony Visconti.
Includes tracks Warszawa, “Heroes”, Be My Wife, Blackout, Speed Of Life, Sound And Vision, Breaking Glass,
Fame, Beauty And The Beast, Five Years, Ziggy Stardust, Suffragette City, Station To Station, TVC 15, Stay, Rebel Rebel and more

David Bowie
Let's Dance (Full Length Demo)

12” single features the first appearance of the full length demo of ‘Let’s Dance’, previously released in an edited form through digital download.
mixed by Nile Rodgers (original co-producer of the demo with David) in December of last year. The demo is backed by the live version of ‘Let’s Dance’, which was recorded live at Pacific National Exhibition Coliseum in Vancouver on 12th September 1983 and mixed by Bob Clearmountain.

The Who
The Kids Are Alright

Legendary companion album to the band's classic documentary film of the same name from 1979. Features the extraordinary 1967 Smothers Brothers TV show version of My Generation – including exploding drum-kit finale! Double LP on red and blue heavyweight colored vinyl with original LP packaging including 20-page booklet - long out of print on vinyl! Features one of the most iconic rock images on the front cover – photographer Art Kane’s shot of the band draped in the Union Jack flag at the Carl Shurz Monument in Morningside Heights in New York City on the morning of Friday 5 April 1968, the day of the first of the two concerts at Fillmore East, for a feature on new rock groups for Life Magazine. Includes three performances from Woodstock – Sparks, Pinball Wizard & See Me, Feel Me, classic 1960s TV performances of Magic Bus and Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere, and the definitive performance of A Quick One, While He's Away, the version they played at the Rolling Stones' Rock & Roll Circus -- a performance so good that, according to legend, it's the reason why the Stones shelved the show for 20 years!

Jerry Garcia
Run For The Roses

Originally released in 1982, Run for the Roses is Jerry Garcia’s fourth and final solo studio album. Produced by Garcia and John Kahn, the track list includes several new Garcia/Hunter originals, including the album’s title track, “Midnight Getaway" and “Valerie”, plus choice covers Bob Dylan and The Beatles, among others.  Run for the Roses features the first appearance by organist Melvin Seals. The album’s artwork was created by legendary psychedelic visual artist Victor Moscoso, individually numbered on black/orange marbled vinyl.


Reissue of the seven track single LP version of 1999, featuring the original alternative front cover and 'eye' picture labels, has been unavailable on LP for 35 years, since its initial pressing in 1983.
Features the massive pop hits "1999", "Little Red Corvette", "Delirious"

Soft Cell
Say Hello Wave Goodbye

Soft Cell’s classic ‘Say Hello Wave Goodbye’ and the fan favorite album track ‘Youth’. Soft Cell were legendary for their well-crafted extended 12” mixes and on these new versions original member Dave Ball uses the original studio parts to create what he and Marc would have wanted fans to hear in 1982.
Not remixes, but exquisite period reimaginings.

You Can Dance

Reissue of Madonna’s first remix album, featuring remixes of seven of Madonna’s hit songs; "Spotlight", "Holiday", "Everybody", "Physical Attraction", "Over And Over", "Into The Groove" and "Where’s The Party".  Producers include John “Jellybean” Benitez, and Nile Rodgers.  You Can Dance has not been available on vinyl for over 30 years, since its original release in 1987.  This Limited Edition Record Store Day title will be available on red vinyl.

Iggy Pop
Live At The Ritz, NYC 1986

Recorded live at the Ritz in 1986, pressed on double vinyl.
Real Wild Child, Blah Blah Blah, Five Foot One, China Girl, Cry For Love and more.

Bob Dylan & The Grateful Dead
Dylan & The Dead
in 1987, two legends joined forces for an unforgettable tour. Now, Dylan & The Dead, featuring The Grateful Dead backing up Bob Dylan on seven of his classic songs, including "All Along The Watchtower", "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" and "Gotta Serve Somebody" is available on red and blue tie-dye vinyl.

Ganja Smuggling

Green vinyl picture sleeve, printed on hemp paper. Classic ganja anthem backed with super rare and in-demand dub performed by Roots Radics

1984 (For The Love of Big Brother)
This mostly instrumental sountrack to the British film adapatation of George Orwell's renowned dystopian novel (also released in 1984) is one of the Eurythmics' most experimental works. Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart's diverse electronic stylings accentuate teh dark mood of the film, and "Sexcrime (1984)" became the duo's sixth consecutive UK Top10 hit.

The Cure
Torn Down (Mixed Up Extra)

a new pressing of their 1990 remix album, Mixed Up, and a brand-new album called Torn Down (Mixed Up Extra) that features 16 new remixes by Robert Smith of classic Cure tracks.
The double-LP pic disc includes reworkings of tracks such as “Three Imaginary Boys”, “Just One Kiss”, “Never Enough”, “The Drowning Man”, “Cut Here”, and more.
Torn Down (Mixed Up Extras) career spanning tracklist includes
Three Imaginary Boys, M, The Drowning Man, A Strange Day, Just One Kiss, Shake Dog Shake, A Night Like This,
Like Cockatoos, Plainsong, Never Enough, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Want, The Last Day of Summer, Cut Here, Lost, It’s Over.

Elvis Costello
Someone Else's Heart

More than three decades after producing Squeeze's album East Side Story, Elvis Costello teamed up with ?uestlove, Kirk Douglas, Owen Biddle, Ray Angry, and Frank Knuckles to cover "Someone Else's Heart" from the album for this limited edition 45 single! This version of “Someone Else’s Heart” was recorded in 2011 and marked the first time that Elvis and ?uestlove collaborated, igniting the spark that led to 2013’s Wise Up Ghost.

Killing Joke
Absolute Dissent

First ever US release of Killing Joke's 13th studio album from 2010, featuring the band's original lineup reunited for the 1st time on record in 28 years. Comes on 2LP.

The Alarm
Where The Two Rivers Meet

The first release of new Alarm material since 2013 comes in the form of this Where The Two Rivers Meet EP, which is being released exclusively on RSD 2018. Featuring eight tracks (five exclusive to the EP), almost 40 mins of new music, as a prelude to an album scheduled for May 2018. Also featuring a special guest appearance from The Cult guitarist Billy Duffy.
The EP reflects Alarm tradition with the use of both Electric & Acoustic sides.

U2 is releasing a 12" featuring two versions of “Light Of Home” — a "St. Peter’s String Version" and something called the "Free Yourself/Beck Remix".

Among the other releases to look for: a cassette version of AC/DC's Back in Black, turn of the century live Duran Duran, B-52'S and Lou Reed albums, and a collection of Marvin Gaye "Sexual Healing" remixes.

See all the releases at

Morrissey's 'Viva Hate' Turns 30

Morrissey's 'Viva Hate' Turns 30:
How His Solo Debut Predicted His Post-Smiths Career

by Kenneth Partridge
14th March, 2018

"In his days as the headstrong, enigmatic lead singer of The Smiths, the most important U.K. guitar band of the ‘80s, Morrissey wasn't itching to go solo. Why would he? The band was defined by his peculiar psychology—narcissism tempered by self-effacement topped with a wicked sense of humor—and driven by a genius guitarist, Johnny Marr, with no desire for the spotlight. It was a nice arrangement.

When Marr left The Smiths in 1987, ending the group’s run after four brilliant albums, Morrissey felt bewildered and betrayed. “The split is our final loss of innocence,” Moz writes in Autobiography, the 2013 memoir that reveals little about what actually what actually broke up indie’s Leiber and Stoller. To make matter worse, Morrissey soon learned he was contractually obligated to give EMI another album. Such was the impetus for his debut solo, Viva Hate.

Viva Hate is the singer’s only album produced and co-written by Stephen Street, who’d overseen the Smiths’ final effort, 1987’s Strangeways, Here We Come. With Strangeways, Marr had been determined to ditch the jangling guitars The Smiths had become known for, and Street seemed eager to pick up where Johnny left off.

The result was an uneven, unfocused album that nevertheless proved Morrissey capable of making music without Marr. It wasn’t that Street was the wrong man for the job—it was more that the job of writing Morrissey solo music hadn’t yet been defined. That would come on Moz’s next few albums, where he culled from rockabilly and glam to create a musical identity separate from The Smiths. On Viva Hate, Street and guitarist Vini Reilly of The Durutti Column try a bit of everything, giving Morrissey drum loops, synths, and strings to sing over. Some experiments work better than others, but the team fares best when it sticks to traditionally Smiths-y sounds.

“Angel, Angel, Down We Go Together,” a dramatic chamber-pop piece seemingly about suicide but actually written for Marr, who'd already begun playing with other musicians. It’s a classic case of Morrissey offering sympathy for someone while digging into them at the same time. “When they've used you, and they've broken you, and wasted all your money…” Morrissey sings, dwelling on these indignities a little longer than he needs to before finally pledging his devotion. It’s like his backhanded reassurance on the early Smiths tune “Reel Around the Fountain”: “People see no worth in you, but I do.”

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Peter Murphy canceled at the Chapel

Update: Peter Murphy has canceled his entire run of February shows at the Chapel as of Tuesday, Feb. 6, according to the venue’s marketing manager Paul Chalker. 
He added that they are looking to reschedule the British singer’s San Francisco residency to June 26 through July 15 — a year after it was originally set to take place. All tickets purchased for the original run of shows will be honored for the new dates.
“We’ve put everything we have into making this residency happen, but unfortunately Peter’s visa has still not come through and we simply could not, in good conscience, carry on rescheduling these dates piecemeal as we all know firsthand how frustrating that is, and we are no clearer to any indication that the situation will not last all the way through to the end of the scheduled dates,” Chalker said. 

Peter Murphy has once again postponed the dates for his monthlong residency at the Chapel in San Francisco, citing ongoing visa issues that have prevented him from entering the country.

As of Thursday, Feb. 1, the former frontman for the British post-punk band Bauhaus had canceled nine of his planned shows.

Murphy has lived with his family in Istanbul for 25 years and has converted to the Sufi branch of Islam, which may have played a factor in the deferment.